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Beacons burn bright for the Queen

Published: 5 Jun 2012 11:000 comments

HUNDREDS of people watched beacons light up the sky last night (Monday) as part of a world-wide ceremony to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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HUNDREDS of people watched beacons light up the sky last night (Monday) as part of a world-wide ceremony to mark the Queen's Jubilee.

The towering bonfires at Victory Field in Sunninghill and St James's Church in Finchampstead formed part of a chain of 4,150 beacons that were lit between 10pm and 10.30pm when the Queen herself lit the final one in London.

Crowds were entertained with music in Sunninghill as the 1st Sunningdale Scouts lit the beacon they had built at about 10.15pm

Commonwealth countries around the world also took part in the celebration, with the first beacon flaring up in the pacific island of Tonga on Sunday, which was 10pm Monday local Tongan time.

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